Elderberry syrup is an herbal remedy that has long been used to fight the flu and common cold. It is also a potent antioxidant that can help with fighting inflammation, aging, and boosting the immune system.
Elderberry syrup is made from boiling and straining boiled berries and then adding honey or sugar to help preserve the syrup.
Elderberry syrup has been around since ancient times. Today, it is available in stores across the globe as a natural remedy for many illnesses. Though there are many different types of elderberries on the market today, most people buy their elderberry syrup from natural food markets or health food stores. The syrup can be made at home too!
The largest benefits of elderberries are that they are rich in antioxidants, have a long list of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B1, B2, and C. Elderberries also have anti-inflammatory qualities which helps with reducing fever-related aches and pains. Some people say that consuming elderberry syrup also has an effect on their mental health because it improves mood, memory function and concentration skills for children with ADHD. The side effects for elderberry syrup are usually not serious but include allergic reactions, nausea or vomiting.
In this article, we will teach you how to make eldelberry syrup.
How to Make Elderberry Syrup?
To make eldeberry syrup, you’ll need the following ingredients:
¾ cups of dried eldelberries
3 cups of water
1 cup of honey
1 teaspoon of cinammon
1 teaspoon of dried cloves or 4 whole cloves
Making elderberry syrup at home can come in handy if you don’t want to buy it from the store or if you want to try out new flavors.
The process of making it starts with boiling the eldelberries them in water along with the cinnamon, and cloves until the water starts turning purple – this takes around 10 minutes. Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for 40 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.
Afterward, allow the liquid to cool off and drain it.
Next, pour the berries in a food processor or press them with a wooden spoon to take the liquid out of them.
Lastly, add the honey (2-3 cups of sugar works well too) and mix it well.
The syrup can be stored in an airtight glass container for up to 2 months in the refrigerator or up to 8 months frozen
Health benefits of eldelberry syrup
It will bust your immune system
It protects you against bacterial and viral infections
It will help you fight the symptoms of a cold or the flu
It also aids in clearin sinus infections and eases some allergic symptoms
It has natural diuretic effects, and also improves bowel movements
It has been shown to have both anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties
Elderberry syrup is high in antioxidants
It is also high in vitamin A, which will help you keep a healthy skin
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